Hi guys. I've stayed away from web development for 2 years so forgive me if I'm a bit outdated.
I'm planning to make a website. One of features is anti-spam registration.
So, as the title says, I want to capture the client's IP Address and store it in the database. That way, it'll increase the chance of a user having no more than 1 account.
I've been to many websites and I'm wondering, of all the websites I've been through, why is no one applying this?
Is there a downside to this idea? Breaching of security of personal information perhaps? Slower performance?
I can't think of any downsides to it but I want to ask the experts to make sure.